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FIT5108

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit enables students to read widely in a relevant topic within the fields of information technology, information systems or information management, under supervision. It may be an area not offered in any other fifth-year level unit, or involve building more in-depth knowledge in an area with which they already have some familiarity. Students enrolling in this unit must have the approval of the Head of School or their nominee. Details for the reading unit will be defined and approved individually for each student and will include objectives, assessment and an initial reading list. Assessment comprises a research paper or review (6000-10,000 words), project report, or equivalent.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • gain detailed knowledge and in-depth understanding of a topic of interest to the student; which is not formally taught, but would be regarded as relevant to and enhancing the students studies;
  • develop an ability to analyse and synthesise and construct arguments from a range of published sources;
  • develop skills at critiquing and evaluating others ideas, opinions and arguments;
  • demonstrate a willingness to present ideas for scrutiny to a supervisor;
  • demonstrate a willingness and an ability to accept criticism of ideas.;
  • appreciate the nature and demands of independent research.
  • learn self-reliance and time management skills in order to gain greater independence as a learner;
  • learn to work effectively in a close, cooperative relationship with a supervisor.

Assessment

Research assignment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Steve Wright

Contact hours

Students meet weekly with their supervisors for approximately 30 minutes to set goals and report on achievements and difficulties.

Prerequisites

Completion of 24 points of graduate units from FIT.
Entry to this unit is subject to approval of the Associate Dean Education (ADE), on the advice of the relevant Masters Program Leader. An application form is required.

Prohibitions

IMS5021, BUS5010

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5108/